Yesterday's titanic Super Tuesday battle has left the Clinton organization battered and against the ropes. It was revealed today that the Clinton campaign has gone into debt in an attempt to keep up with the surging Obama campaign. Hillary Clinton loaned her campaign a whopping $5 million in an effort to keep the lights on at her headquarters. Several of Hillary's top advisers, including her campaign manager, are now working without pay in an effort to stretch what little cash remains.
Meanwhile, Barack Obama has raised more than $5.7 million in donations to his campaign in the last 24 hours.
Cash is key at this point: both Obama and Clinton have to redeploy key staff to the next states to be contested and make media buys. Mailers, television, radio, newspapers, door hangers, flyers, staffers' salaries, auditorium rentals . . . they all cost money: money Clinton doesn't have. If Clinton's money dries up as she stacks up losses over the next few weeks, it could be the beginning of the end.
If you'd like to hasten the process, then dig down a little and see if there's $25, $50, or $100 you can spare for the Obama campaign. Let's help Obama roll up the next two weeks' worth of primaries and caucuses and see where Hillary's fundraising numbers go.